Pros / The simple interface makes this a good program for beginners.
Cons / You cannot share your slideshows directly to YouTube.
Verdict / While its features are simple enough for users of all skill levels, Magix Photo Manager lacks advanced organizing and editing capabilities.
While Magix Photo Manager Deluxe lacks in-depth editing features, it is accessible for all skill levels. The program is easy to use and saves time managing photos. With batch processing, shortcuts and auto sorting, it’s a good option for beginners as it’s cheaper price than most other photo manager programs.
During testing, I discovered that Magix has several timesaving features. I used the program to quickly find photos as well as eliminate unwanted duplicate images. It also made it easy to filter and compile the best photos from our collection. Another timesaving tool is its batch processor, which can update the metadata of multiple photos at once. The software also provides several shortcuts to common tasks, including importing, organizing, optimizing, archiving and presenting.
To protect your photos, the program can password-protect ZIP archives so they can’t be shared or exported without permission. This software allows you to back up photos, videos, databases and metadata, and even reminds you to back up your images. You can restore deleted photos in some cases, which can be a real life-saver.
I was happy to find that Magix lets you share images directly from the program to social media sites like Facebook and Flickr. You can also send emails from within the application with your pictures attached. In addition to the regular sharing and creating abilities, this program allows you to display images on a map using the GPS data from the photo, as well as create screensavers, make slideshows and burn discs. Unlike other programs, this one doesn’t let you share slideshows to YouTube.
In addition to sharing your photos online, you can create specialty products with this software. Magix teams up with myphotobook to help you create photo books, shirts, puzzles, mugs and other specialty items.
Editing & Extras
Compared with other programs I tested, this program only offers limited editing tools. You get the basics such as clipping and red-eye removal, as well as a few more advanced tools like brightness and saturation adjustments. There are no cosmetic tools, like skin smoothing or teeth whitening. In fact, there are no brushes at all, just auto and scale adjustments. This program can help you make basic changes, but it is not a good choice for making more advanced edits. If you're wanting a photo manager program that doubles as a powerful photo editor, you might be interested in PaintShop Pro.
Help & Support
The website has a user forum, FAQs page and tutorials to help you master the program. You can also contact technical support by phone and email if you have questions or comments.
Magix Photo Manager Deluxe might not have as many editing features as other software, but it is a helpful budget program that allows you to organize your photos. You can use this program to tag and sort your images in a variety of ways, as well as view the metadata of your photos. You can also save time by batch processing a group of pictures at once.
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